Washing Your Hair: Do It the Right Way

March 6, 2019
If you've been washing your hair the wrong way, you may already have realized that it doesn't matter how many masks you use because you never get the desired result.

You can have an impeccable dress or suit, the most beautiful shoes in the store and the most elegant accessories, but if your hair doesn’t look great, then everything loses importance. The quality of your hair is fundamental to your look. The first thing you have to do in order to take care of it is learn about washing your hair the right way.

Your hair frames your face and sends a message about you to others. Therefore, you shouldn’t just follow what others do with their hair. Instead, find the right way to look after your own hair.

If you don’t wash your hair properly, it won’t matter how many vitamins and masks you use because you’ll be using them on damaged hair. Therefore, we want to give you six keys tips on how to look after your hair.

You’re Washing Your Hair the Wrong Way If…

You Use Shampoo Every Day

Washing your hair the right way can make it glow.

There are people who can’t stand spending a whole day without washing their hair. They think their hair will start to look greasy, so they choose to use shampoo daily.

However, if you keep on doing this for an extended period, you’ll permanently dry your hair.

You Wash Your Hair Once a Week

We already know that we shouldn’t use shampoo every day. On the other hand, some people go to the other extreme. They make shampooing a weekly task.

The result is that their scalp becomes too dirty to clean properly.

You Rub Your Scalp Hard

We all remember how adults scratched our scalps so hard when we were little that they even hurt us. Sometimes, they would even accidentally scratch us with their nails.

In general, when we’re older, we repeat this pattern. If this is your case, it means that you’ve been washing your hair incorrectly all your life. Rubbing your scalp hard weakens your hair, thus making you shed it more and more. No matter what masks you use, hair loss won’t stop unless you change this habit.

You Use More Shampoo Than You Should

long hair

In this case, more isn’t better. The chemicals contained in hygiene products are harmful to your scalp if you use large amounts of them.

You Use Very Hot Water

Hot water will dry your scalp and damage the strength of your hair.

Six Tips for Washing Your Hair Correctly

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1. Choose the Right Products for Your Hair

applying a hair treatment

It’s important that you know what kind of shampoo you should use. Dry hair is different from greasy hair. Hence, they need to be treated differently.

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2. Prepare Your Hair

Today, many people usually use hairspray, hair gel or mousse. If you use these products, we recommend that you comb your hair to get rid of product buildup before going into the shower.

This will help you clean your hair more effectively since your shampoo will reach your hair more easily.

3. Wet Your Hair with Warm Water

taking a shower

Extreme temperatures dry out your hair. Therefore, warm water is the best alternative to use. However, if you can’t find the ideal temperature, alternate between cold and hot water.

4. Measure the Amount of Shampoo You Use

Obviously, this will vary according to the length of your hair:

  • Short hair and medium mane: Use an amount similar to the size of a hazelnut.
  • Long hair: Never use more shampoo than the equivalent size of a coin.

5. Use Your Fingertips to Rub Your Scalp

After lathering the shampoo to create foam, rub the shampoo gently into your scalp with your fingertips. If you notice that your nails are touching your scalp, then correct the position of your fingers until you’re only using their tips.

Massage with circular motions. Then rinse off the product, and start again.

6. Use Cold Water for the Last Rinse

Using cold water for the last rinse improves circulation and is very important because it helps the nutrients that your hair needs reach both this and your scalp.

If you wash your hair the right way, then it won’t be necessary to use so many other products to keep it glowing.

If you’ve been washing your hair incorrectly, now you know how to remedy this problem.

Will you follow these tips and tell us if they worked?

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